Supervisor Solis Celebrates Funding of Final Renovations to the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center

Supervisor Solis Celebrates Funding of Final Renovations to the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center:

The Baldwin Park Animal Care Center shelters between 600 to 700 animals a day. In early 2015, after an action by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis at the Board of Supervisors, the County began an extensive renovation project to better serve human and animal patrons of this important shelter. Today, the Board of Supervisors approved project planning and funding for the final renovations to the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center.

“Completely renovating the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center has been a priority for me for over three and a half years,” said Supervisor Solis. “When I visited the shelter in 2015, I knew that our facility needed to be upgraded. With these renovations, LA County is creating a warm and welcoming environment that allows for higher-level public service and encourages adoption.”

The project approved today would remove existing kennels, install a new floor, and build 96 new kennels. Fences and gates will be added to protect the public from undomesticated canines. Construction, which has an estimated cost of $729,380, is anticipated to be completed within 12 months. In accordance with the Board’s Local and Targeted Worker Hire Policy, this project includes a goal that at least 30% of worker hours will be performed by local residents.

The Baldwin Park Animal Care Center provides animal sheltering and adoption services for strays, and pets turned in by owners who are no longer able to keep the animals. The care center also houses and dispatches sworn animal control officers who answer requests for service and patrol local neighborhoods seven days a week, 24 hours a day. These services are provided to unincorporated Los Angeles County and contract cities. The facility includes administration offices, an animal clinic, two cat buildings, four dog kennel buildings, and a small livestock enclosure.

Supervisor Solis is dedicated to finding a ‘furever’ home for all of our future family members currently living in animal shelters. Pets may be adopted by clicking here.

 

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CONTACT:  Michael Kapp, Communications Director, (213) 974-4111 or mkapp@bos.lacounty.gov

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